Cold War – the Potato Offensive

So cold is the outdoors that I am turning to calorie bombs to boost up the internal combustion engine. Potato pancakes are common fares but I’ve never made them because I once saw a farmer’s wife frying them in knee-deep (scale it to the dimension of a pan) oil. Since my son insists on walking to school even though I repeatedly offer to give him a ride, my only recourse is to pad him up with belly-thickening grub.

Potato pancake is somewhere between pancakes and rösti. Be more heavy handed with the flour and you get a pancakey texture. Drain the liquid from the grated potato and you get a crispier result like the Swiss take.

Here’s a discussion on http://www.PolishForums.com offering recipes and variations. I’ll keep in mind the one suggesting zucchini embellishment.

Advertisements

About kitfchung

Experienced food and travel journalist based in Warsaw, Poland.
This entry was posted in Poland. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s